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Penn College Bowlers Keep Winning; Men’s Basketball Team Falls

The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s bowling teams continued their winning ways in recent competition, while the men’s basketball team closed out the semester with a hard-fought loss against an NCAA Division II opponent.

FLASHBACK Bowling In Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference play, hosted by Northampton Community College, Penn College excelled by winning both the men’s Blue Division and the women’s Gold Division.

Penn College’s No. 1 men’s team of Aaron Smith (Waynesboro), Wes Moyer (Fleetwood), Merle Burkhart Jr. (Lancaster) and Derek Hoover (Pleasant Gap) combined to knock down 2,330 pins, but Paul Bouchard (Montoursville), who competed on the college’s No. 2 men’s squad, had the high three-game series with a 696 that included a high-single game of 267.

For the Penn College women, the No. 1 team of Joselyn Remphrey (Middleburg), Rebecca Rudy (Lancaster) and Leann Folk (Paxtonville) combined for an 1,837. Folk had a high-single game of 248 and, again, it was a Wildcat on the No. 2 team that posted the high three-game series as Brianne Burkland (Danville) had a 648.

After three tournaments, Penn College No. 1 leads the Blue Division with 7,450 and Penn College No. 2 is right behind at 7,192. Northampton is third at 7,068. In the Gold Division, Penn College No. 1 is on top with 5,603, Lehigh Carbon is second with a 4,688 and Penn College No. 2 fourth with a 3,309. The bowling season resumes Jan. 24 at the Johnson College Invitational.

Men’s Basketball On Saturday at unbeaten NCAA Division II Clarion University, the Wildcats lost, 83-58. Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) led all scorers in the game with 24 points. He also had 14 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and a steal as Penn College dropped to 3-5 overall. Phil Kaylor added 10 points. The Wildcats stayed close early, trailing 16-15 with 11:34 to go in the first half before Clarion opened things up.

“Our kids played hard. We scored most of the points in the paint in a mismatch, and they only outrebounded us 40-32. That is how hard we played. We played all 40 minutes. We controlled the tempo with discipline,” observed coach Gene Bruno.

With his scoring effort, Joiner moved within six points of Craig Flint for third place on the college’s all-time men’s scoring list. Flint, who played from 2005-09, scored 1,196 and Joiner has 1,190. Joe Simon (2006-10) leads the parade with 1,425 and Greg Solyak (Lititz, who did not play against Clarion) is second with 1,252. The team returns to action Jan. 5 hosting Misericordia University.

Women’s Basketball Although idle last week, the Penn College women (4-3 overall) are ranked No. 25 in the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II Coaches Poll.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS Men’s Basketball Overall record: 3-5 PSUAC record: 2-0 Saturday, Dec. 11 at Clarion University, L. 83-58 Wednesday, Jan. 5 hostMisericordia University,8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 4-3 PSUAC record: 2-0 Wednesday, Jan. 5 hostMisericordia University,6 p.m,

Bowling Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Northampton Community College Invitational, men’s No. 1 team first and No. 2 team fifth in Blue Division; women’s No. 1 team first and No. 2 team fourth in Gold Division Monday, Jan. 24 at Johnson College Invitational, 3 p.m.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site . For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

Wildcat Weekly Vol. 9, No. 17

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